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willie

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« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2016, 06:00:31 PM »
  Well I have two new books to talk about. The first is the Honved Army 1848-1849 By Gyozo Somogyi.  This covers the revolution of 1848 and it has lots and lots of color in the book. I know have 7 books in the series and will be getting the next 3 soon. The next on is a small book in German Reiter, Husaren und Grenadiere  Die Uniformen der Kaiserlichen Armee am Rhein 1754. A lot of the picture are from the time period and the detail on uniforms is not that good but still lots of information .  Willie 

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« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2016, 01:18:28 PM »
Well it came today  Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100-700BC  by Osprey publishing . Its a nice little book and for painting early Greeks its great. Now the question is who does Iron age figures. Willie

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« Reply #83 on: July 28, 2016, 01:27:04 PM »
 Well I am back with a new book. Hungarian Military 1758-1848 By Gyozo Somogyi  . Lots and lots of great color stuff Infantry, Hussars, and equipment, Artillery and frontier Guards. I have 4 to go in this series. For the historian I got this book for my Indian Army stuff. The Men Who Ruled India By Philip Mason very interesting. Willie

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« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2016, 05:34:37 PM »
Well the Valley Forge show was great lots of flats. I bought two books while I was there. Justinian's Wars Belisarius Narses and The Reconquest of the West.  The book was printed in 1993 by Montvert Publishing. I have several of this series and they are based on Osprey type books good to use when painting flats.  Second is a Russian book Kiev Ruse AE Russia IX to XII. It covers the history after the acceptance of Christianity. The color work in it is great but a bet light other wise its a great book for knights and armor. So you have Turkmen Mongol Batiya, the civil wars in Sweden Germany to the time of prince Alexander Nevskiy . You will need someone to translate it for you. Willie

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« Reply #81 on: May 16, 2016, 09:21:03 PM »
 Well the book The Serbian Army in the Great war 1914-1918 arrived today By Dusan Babac . The book has over 500 photos covering the war. When I first saw this book I thought it might be interesting since I have the series on The British Army, The French Army Russian Army Turkish Army, The American Army and soon the Belgium . The section on uniforms could have used a bet more pictures of original uniforms in the museum at Belgrade Military Museum and the Serbian History Museum. Also more on the ranks insignia . You know the had thing about looking at new books on uniforms is you don't have large book shops like in London Where you can go and look at the thing first hand. Or there web page where they give you a peak into there books and you can judge for your self. Willie

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« Reply #80 on: April 15, 2016, 09:04:30 PM »
 For those who are painting World War I figures and are really hard core making sure that you paint the uniform right down to the buttons. I recommend the following books. Campaign 1914 Volume 1 and Campaign 1915 Volume 2 By Chris Pollendine. Military Mode Publishing  8) Uniforms & Equipment of the British Servicemen. :o This is going to be a outstanding series. Lots of color pictures of real equipment and uniforms. Another one to be TBA will be WW1 British Battle insignia :o They also have a series on the Imperial German Army. Now if this does not fit into your budget :-\  I recommend Osprey easy to use when painting and they cover a wide range of Armies of that war. Historie & Collections covers the French army 1914-1918 the Officers and Soldiers series.  Also these books are great and offer the painter lots of information.  8) In my next installment I will brake down the countries. Willie

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« Reply #79 on: April 09, 2016, 03:37:48 PM »
Sorry Willie I somehow missed your last post.
Yes that is a very good book and has fortunately answered some questions I have about Hungarian Hussar trumpeters.
The Army of King Matthias 1458-1526 should be waiting for me when I get home.  ;D

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willie

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« Reply #78 on: March 31, 2016, 12:36:10 PM »
Roger my Hungarian Soldiers of Maria Theresa 1740-1768 came today and its outstanding :o  Willie

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« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2016, 03:38:53 PM »
Just a short note on the Indian Army Uniform Books.

                    1. The Armies of India By Major G.F. Mac Munn DSO and paintings by Major A.G. Lovett.  This is one of best out standing books on the subject printed in 1911.  I thought I was buying one from Amazon and when it came it was small and the prints where Black and White :(  I was lucky  :o many years earlier I had been able to get the post cards of Lovett's Uniforms from the National Army Museum and need a couple more to round out the series. At present I do not know if the still have them for sale at the Museum.

                    2. I almost forgot Books by Foundry Colonial Armies, Armies of the 19th Century
                       
                        1. Rivals of the Raj 1497-1941 By Peter Abbott printed in 2010
                        2. The British in India 1825-1859 By John French printed in 2006
                        3. Armies of the 19th Century Asia India's North East Frontier BY Ian Heath printed in 1999
   
       So the Raj is now going to pour himself a drink and go out on to his veranda and watch the setting sung  8) Willie

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« Reply #76 on: March 22, 2016, 02:41:51 PM »
 Third installment  Indian Army

       Tradition Magazines

              #1 The Indian Army
              #5 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 1
              #6 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 2
              #7 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 3
              #8 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 4
              #10 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 5
              #11 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 6
              #12 2nd Bengal Lancers 1901 part 7
              #13 Bahawalpur Lancers 1897
              #15 Alwar Lancers 1897
              #16 Madras Light Cavalry 1833 and Madras Infantry & Cavalry prints
              #19 Bundelkhand Legion
              # 21 3nd Bengal Irregular Cavalry 1845
              # 22 Bhopal Lancers 1897
              #25 Bikaner Camel Corps 1897
              #29 Some notes on Military Costume worn During the Indian Mutiny 1857- 1858 part 1
              #30 Some notes on Military Costume worn During the Indian Mutiny 1857-1858 part 2
              #36 The British Cavalry of the Honourable East Indian Company
              #61 Tribes of the Northwest Fronter
              #62 Further notes on the Uniforms worn During The Indian Mutiny 1857-1858 part 1
              #63 Further notes on the Uniforms worn During The Indian Munity 1857-1858 part 2
              #50 Special Indian Cavalry Issue part 1
              #73 Special Indian Cavalry Issue part 2 
              #42 The Madras Infantry 1845 part 1
              #43 The Madras Infantry 1845 part 2
              # 45 Special Gurkha Issue
              # 46 The Gurkhas
              #48 Indian Mountain Artillery part 1
              #49 Indian Mountain Artillery part 2
              #51 Indian Mountain Artillery part 3
       Other Hard Back Books
     
                1. Cavalry Uniforms BY Robert & Christopher Wilkinson- Latham Blandford  Series printed in 1969
                2. Infantry Uniforms 1742-1853 BY Robert & Christopher Wilkinson-Latham printed in 1969
                3. Infantry Uniforms 1855-1939 By Robert &  Christopher Wilkinson-Latham printed in 1969
                3. The British -Indian Army 1860-1914 By Peter Duckers printed in 2003
                4. World Uniforms and Battles 1815-1850 By Philip Haythornwaite printed in 1976
                5. Indian Cavalry Regiments 1880-1914 By A .H. Bowling  printed in 1971
                6.  The Ackermann Military Prints Uniforms of the British and Indian Armies printed in 2003
      So now you have more to keep you painting for ever. Willie
           

     
             

willie

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« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2016, 07:19:56 PM »
  Second installment Most of these are from Osprey

                1. 30th Punjabis By James Lawford printed in in  in 1979
                2. Bengal Cavalry Regiments 1857-1914 By R.G.Harris printed 1979
                3. North-West Frontier 1837-1947 By Robert Wilkinson Latham printed in 1977
                4. The Sikh Army 1799-1849 By Ian Heath printed in 2005
                5. The North-East Frontier 1837-1901 By Ian Heat printed in 1999
                6. The Indian Mutiny By Christopher Wilkinson-Latham printed in 1977
                7. The British Troops in the Indian Mutiny 1857-59 By Michael Barthorp printed in 1994
                8. Queen Victoria's Enemies India #3 By Ian Knight printed in 1990
                9. Queen Victoria's Enemies Asia, Australasia and the Americas BY Ian Knight printed in  1990
              10. The Gurkhas By Mike Chappell printed in 1993
              11. The Gurkha Rifles By J.B.R. Nicholson printed in 1974
              12. Indian Infantry Regiments 1860-1914 By Michael Barthorp printed in 1979
              13. The Indian Army 1914-1947 By Ian Summer printed in2001

       This ends the second series of books on uniforms of the Indian Army. Willie ???



                   

 

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« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2016, 10:54:36 PM »
 I thought that I might go threw my Library and start a new series on different army's . I have a set of Indian Army figures from I would say 1890-1900 and the Elephant Artillery set.  I was thinking that if any one else has these I would like to recommend some books to help you paint.  So here it goes.

                            1. Indian Army Uniforms Cavalry By W.Y. Carman printed in 1961 Out standing book lots and lots of information.
                            2. Indian Army Uniforms Infantry By W.Y. Carman printed in 1969 Both these books have lots of B/W and some color, but the information is out standing
                            3. An Assemblage of Indian Army Soldiers & Uniforms By Michael Glover printed in 1973 Lots of Color by Charter Paul Charter his work.
                            4. Military Uniforms of Britain & The Empire BY Major B .Money Barnes printed in 1960 lots of Empire troops.

     So this is the first installment on this subject more will be coming.  Willie

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« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2016, 10:18:07 PM »
 You know, you Guys your not fare off about moving my Library. :o  We had 4000 weight allowance and we went over it . MY weight was 2500 pounds just in boxes of books :P . I packed 25 moving boxes , books, magazines, Flats, Militaria, Prints, . I wish I could bring it and a elephant to the show.  Willie

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« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2016, 07:06:53 AM »
This will be the third one I have bought in the series Willie, it would be a shame not to collect them all.  ;D
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willie

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« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2016, 07:04:46 AM »
Roger I think you will like it  8) Willie.

 

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